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The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has recently published its strategy to upgrade the UK’s product safety regimes. It aims to inform consumers and businesses about product safety, to make sure businesses can comply with the law.

The strategy, along with a delivery plan to 2020, is part of Safety & Standards’ commitment to deliver the highest level of protection for consumers and build confidence in the system, whilst helping British businesses to thrive. The OPSS have said it will strengthen analysis to support effective decision making and would make the best use of scientific evidence, risk and intelligence. It aims to i

They have also published their Strategic Research Programme, Incident Management Plan and Actions to date.  These can be found by following this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-product-safety-strategy-now-published

The OPSS have promised to work closely with manufacturers to ensure they are compliant with safety regulations, meanwhile consumers will be able to use a new website that will have all the up to date information and advice about recalled products.

For more information on the Office for Product Safety then please visit their website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills

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